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Smitfraudfix Has A Virus?


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#1 Heather1338

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 11:03 PM

I have virus burster, and when I try to go to download the smitfraudfix, my computer is telling me I cannot download it because it contains Freeloa.385C4E5F, a virus. What do I do? Does it contain a virus?

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Edited by quietman7, 10 December 2006 - 08:43 AM.


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Posted 10 December 2006 - 06:54 AM

If you have downloaded it from the source via BC you can switch of your AV software during the download

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 08:41 AM

Certain files that are part of the smitfraudfix tool are detected by some antivirus programs as a "RiskTool", "Hacking tool, or "Potentially unwanted". Anti-virus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user. The tools is completely safe and does not contain a virus. BC's download link is here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/smitfraudfix.php
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Posted 25 December 2006 - 03:34 AM

Virusburster?! Virus burster is a rogue anti-spyware according to this forum.
So the warning is most likely to be fake. I suggest to uninstall it.

Edited by idk, 25 December 2006 - 03:34 AM.


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Posted 25 December 2006 - 03:44 AM

Heather1338 knows that. She was asking about the smitfraudfix tool. A lot of fix tools are identified as viruses or spyware by AV's and Anti-spyware as quietman7 has said.

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